February 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter

February 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
With the failure of the Safe Harbour legislations and the announcement of the EU-US Privacy Shield [1], we are bound to observe an interesting year in the evolution of the web ecosystem. This development will certainly affect data flowing across the datacenters and cloud computing facilities of the big players in both the EU and the US.
Last week, Facebook was given three months to stop tracking non-members of its social network without their consent in France [2]. This trend is likely to continue across the EU. Will we see a renaissance of decentralised distributed systems and services again?
[1] http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-216_en.htm
[2]  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35531224
Here is the news for this month:
1. CCR Distribution channels survey
2. Travel grants for 6th PhD School on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA)
2.  ICN 2016 CFP
3. Calling all students and academics: RACI applications open
1. SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review will only be distributed online starting with the July 2016 issue. The SIGCOMM EC would like your opinion on whether CCR should be distributed through apps running on smartphones in addition to the PDF versions in the ACM Digital Library and on the SIGCOMM website. Please fill our one question survey at: http://goo.gl/forms/O5w1HWsPXq
2. The 6th PhD School on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA) will continue the tradition of the former editions covering topics in network monitoring and analysis going from theory to practice. This year's School will have five classes, poster sessions where students will have the opportunity to discuss their work, and an interactive session in which students will discuss research topics with specialists. The purpose of the travel grants program is to encourage graduate student participation at the TMA PhD School by funding the travel costs (or part thereof) for students who otherwise would be unable to attend.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2016, 23:59 CET

3. ICN 2016 deadlines are approaching. See the call for papers, posters, demo, workshop and tutorial at http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2016/
4. RIPE NCC is looking for talented researchers in the field of Internet technology to share their research with the RIPE community as part of the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI). Successful applicants will receive complimentary tickets, travel and accommodation to meetings and the opportunity to present their work to some of the leading technical figures in the Internet world.
Application Deadlines
MENOG 16 (23-24 March 2016, Istanbul):  11 February
SEE 5 (19-20 April 2016, Tirana):  23 February
RIPE 72 (23-27 May 2016, Copenhagen):  28 March
ENOG 11 (7-8 June 2016, Moscow):  12 April
That’s all for now!